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Ithaca Police officers responded to a report of trespassing 224 Cliff St. at 7:15 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, the victim reported being threatened with a handgun. Police obtained a search warrant for the residence, only to find a substantial amount of cocaine, packaging materials, a dig…

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A flash flood watch has been extended for much of central New York and the Southern Tier to 1 a.m. Friday, National Weather Service Binghamton said, with rain and thunderstorms predicted into the late afternoon. Additionally, a severe thunderstorm warning was published for north Tompkins Cou…

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Rural Tompkins County residents have extra reason to celebrate Transit Awareness Day this year, as Tompkins Consolidated Area Transportation (TCAT)  announced that it will be eliminating additional Zone 2 fares. From now on, riders will pay one flat fee for rides going anywhere in the county.

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Ithaca High School has been named a 2018-2019 Recognition School by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). Recognition Schools are identified as being high achieving and having high progress under the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. The ESSA plan looks to foster …

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The Commons Playground, a mainstay for children accompanying their families for downtown festivities, will remain closed for the foreseeable future as construction on the adjacent Harold’s Square project continues.

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After contentious public debate earlier this year, the Tompkins County’s Environmental Management Council (EMC) opened up a crucial question to the public last week: How do you manage over 550 acres of forest land planted in the 1930s?

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Due to new sidewalk construction, South Aurora Street will be closed between Hillview Pl. and Grandview Ave. The closure began on June 17 and will end on August 30. Traffic will be detoured to Hudson Street while the construction goes on. Delays are to be expected most days and motorists sho…

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UPDATE: According to a follow-up email sent by the Tompkins County Alert system, Yi Sun has been located. Police said Sun was located near Route 34/96, north of Decker Road, subsequently taken to Cayuga Medical Center and her family was contacted.  

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After 50 years in business, Bruce Blakeslee, the owner of Bruce’s Pit Stop on Elmira Road, has seen some difficult times. But throughout them, he’s pressed on, and he now owns one of the longest-lasting businesses in Ithaca. We sat down with him to talk about the different experiences he’s h…

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With the mayoral election coming up this year, it seemed as though Mayor Svante Myrick, if he did indeed decide to run for re-election, was going to run unopposed.

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From concerts to crafts, this Father’s Day is full of fun options around town for fathers and their families alike. This is not an exhaustive list, but the Ithaca Times thought we would give our audience a few ideas for inspiration. 

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With a brewery boom in full swing nationwide, more and more people are trying their hand at making their own brands of beer. If you scroll through the headlines, there are surely new breweries opening their doors every day, with origins spanning from a restaurant kitchen to a garage. Heck, c…

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Ithaca Police officers responded to a complaint of theft at the Lowes Store located on Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway. Once officers arrived on the scene, they met the victim, who reported a male suspect stole several items including chainsaws. When the employee approached the suspect, he thre…

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Common Council was skeptical about approving a pilot program for e-scooters during their June meeting. The initial resolution would have gotten scooters on the road during the summer, but council members had concerns about the program. Considering e-scooters have not been approved legally in…

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Last week, Ithaca College (IC) students worked hard to defend an oft-defamed group: hotdogs. In an advertising competition hosted by the American Advertising Federation in Florida, the IC team defeated over 2,000 other college students from across the country competing to change the public p…